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Call for Submissions: How Can Our Economy Spark Joy?
by YES! Editors
Send us your ideas by July 21.
5 Ways to Take Your Love of the Outdoors to the Next Level
by Melissa Hellmann
This summer, get outside, roll up your sleeves, and take a stand for public lands.
Naomi Klein Pushes Us to Dream Big to Get Beyond Trump’s Shock Politics
by Robert Jensen
The activist’s new book challenges the pessimism that sets in when we think radical change is politically impossible. But it misses something big.
Judge’s Ruling on Standing Rock a Second Chance for Justice
by Mark Trahant
The federal court decision could start a new chapter in the DAPL saga, beginning with dropping prosecution of water protectors.
Resistance That Won’t Quit: A Timeline of the Keystone XL Pipeline
by Valerie Schloredt
Despite a Trump executive order undoing nearly nine years of defiance, the story of the-pipeline-that-won’t-die isn’t over.
After Coal, a Small Kentucky Town Builds a Healthier, More Creative Economy
by Peter Slavin
A complex network of local organizations helps neighbors support one another as they rebound from a dying industry.
Blackfeet Researcher Leads Her Tribe Back to Traditional Foods
by J. Gabriel Ware
Forced assimilation destroyed most nations’ diets, but now Native youth are learning to integrate local foods back into their daily lives.
No, Killing Coyotes Does Not Help Ranchers
by Megan M. Draheim
There is no clear evidence that lethal control works to protect livestock.
Climate Action Never Depended on Trump
by Colin Beavan
There are so many ways we can slow and stop the burning of fossil fuels in the United States. But we need to get to work.
U.S. Doesn’t Need Trump to Honor Paris Climate Agreement
by Stephen Miller
American cities have already spent billions of dollars on climate action and are committed to environmental goals that go beyond the Paris accord.
Dams Be Damned: California Rebuilds the Salmon Habitat It Destroyed
by Monica Heger
Innovative restoration projects are working to prevent the state’s salmon from going extinct.
Electric Trains Everywhere: A Solution to Crumbling Roads and Climate Crisis
by Stephen Miller
Transportation accounts for nearly a third of the country’s carbon emissions.
Why You Want One of These Dutch Weed Burgers
by Olga Mecking
The hamburger is an icon of the meat-eating world, making it the perfect vehicle to introduce seaweed and the wonders of maritime farming.
Wild Bees Can Help Honey Bees—How Your Yard Can Support Them
by Lori Panico
Although farmers have come to rely on imported honey bees, wild pollinators are hardier.
The Unlikely Uprising of Progressive Politics in Alaska
by Stephen Miller
As the Arctic heats up and the oil economy tanks, progressives find their voice in a conservative state.